Reputable Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. is a law firm dedicated to helping clients who have been injured in a motorcycle accident, as well as in many other situations other than motorcycle accidents. They are highly qualified to take on clients and to ensure a successful resolution to their clients’ cases.
To start the process, give them a call as quickly as possible after you or a loved one have been involved in an accident. The firm offers free consultations to individuals in the practice areas of breach of contract, medical malpractice, fraud, brain and spine injury, and personal injury cases.
Compassionate Motorbike Crash Attorney
Attorney Kramer and his team are fully aware of the complexities of personal injury cases. Mr. Kramer is a lawyer and a doctor, meaning he will be able to sympathize with your situation and take your case seriously. You should not have to worry about handling legal matters at this difficult time in your life. You will have caring, serious lawyers on your side to help you recover damages for your physical and emotional pain and losses. Your lawyer and their legal team will take care of everything involved, so that you can relax and get your life on track.
The process of personal injury cases can vary based on the circumstances of each case, though there are many elements which they have in common. The following are some of the more common steps which lawyers take to secure damages for their clients:
- Conducting a client intake interview with the basic details regarding the case
- Receiving documentation from the client, as well as organizing and filing those documents for future reference and use by the attorney
- Engaging in research on any relevant laws and related prior cases
- Arranging for settlement and court dates, whichever are applicable to the case
Trust in Attorney Kramer and His Team
While the team does take on many cases, it is important to note that they have a strict process designed to filter out frivolous cases. This could mean anything from the lack of a credible story or evidence, to the case not being profitable for the client or the firm. However, in the cases the firm does take, the attorneys have a high rate of success of collecting damage awards for their clients. Many times, such cases can be awarded tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially in medical malpractice cases or when someone has been severely injured and loses the ability to work and/or function normally.
Bear in mind that there is a statute of limitations for personal injury cases in California. This is two years from the date when the motorcycle accident occurred, or one year from the time when injuries are discovered, if they are not discovered immediately after the accident. This is the time limit you have in order to file a legal claim, or to formally begin your case. This is extremely strict, meaning you will not be able to open a case even the day after this period runs out. It is crucial that you contact a lawyer fast, and have the necessary paperwork in order to submit to them.
Contact a Los Angeles Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Today
Keeping the statute of limitations in mind, it is important to begin your case right away. Though it may seem daunting to deal with legal matters, especially after your motorcycle accident, you will be relieved once the process begins. Call The Trial Law Offices of Bradley I. Kramer, M.D., Esq. at 1-310-289-2600 to receive your free consultation today. They quickly will determine if they have a case, and if their law firm would be a good match for you.
Q & A With Bradley I. Kramer, MD, Esq.
Below you will find some examples of common questions that are received at the office
If someone is involved in a motorcycle accident, do they need an attorney?
Injuries that result from motorcycle accidents are very similar to those involving regular vehicles. I would say that any person who has been injured in a motorcycle accident needs to get in contact with an attorney, even if they are 100% at fault for the accident, even if there is minimum damages. Any individual should get on the phone with an attorney to evaluate whether or not they have rights, and to make sure that they are not losing any rights in connection with that incident. Because my firm operates on a contingency type fee arrangement, I do not charge for my services unless I collect. Anyone can call my office and speak with me directly, and there is no charge for that call whatsoever, unless I decide to take that case, and we get a settlement or a verdict in that action.
What is the legal process in and outside of the courtroom?
The legal process of a motorcycle accident is very similar to the legal process involved for a motor vehicle accident, except for the fact that motorcycle accidents injuries are often far more catastrophic because there is not the amount of protection on a motorcycle that a car offers. But, the first thing to do is to report the injury or accident to your own insurance carrier, and after that to call an attorney immediately so that they can evaluate your case.
Does a motorcyclist have rights in California?
In California, lane splitting is legal, meaning motorcyclists can ride between two cars on a roadway. I caution all motorcyclists to use lane splitting as a driving technique to the extent that they can, because I see many accidents that happen as a result of lane splitting. Clearly, when riding a motorcycle, the most important thing you can do as a driver is to obey all of the laws in place. That includes stop signs, stop lights, speed limits and all the signs on the road. You want to be as cautious, if not more cautious, on a motorcycle than you would be in a car because you are exposed to all the elements. When you put up a motorcycle with a truck or car, the amount of weight differential between a motorcycle and a car, puts the motorcyclist at a unique disadvantage if there is to be an accident.
How do I prove fault in a motorcycle accident?
In order to prove fault in a motorcycle accident you need to prove that the other person was doing something wrong. There is also something called comparative fault which means that both parties were doing something wrong. In order to make that analysis, there is a dependence on witnesses, on the property damage to both of the vehicles as well as the individuals driving those vehicles. The police report is also an important part of the story, and any type of additional information such as the nature of the intersections such that it predisposes towards certain injuries. Those are all important elements in proving who is at fault in a motorcycle accident.
How do I know if I have a valid claim in a motorcycle case?
When I evaluate a motorcycle accident case, I look at the global picture meaning what were the injuries to both parties, what was the property damage to both parties, what does the police report say, what do the medical reports say. All of that information get put into a pie, so to speak, and I then evaluate that pie to determine whether or not there are rights that need to be vindicated for the injured party.
What do you feel is your firm’s value to potential clients?
The reason I started my firm was to just help people who could not help themselves. I know it sounds cliché, but it’s what want to do and it’s what I have been doing since I started this firm. The fact that I have a medical degree, that I am a licensed physician and surgeon in the state of California, puts me in a very unique position to be able to help people. I am a full-service law firm. I handle cases from start to finish, from filing the complaint all the way through trial or settlement. I have litigated cases in the pre-litigation stage and I have also litigated in front of juries, and I have recovered close to ten million dollars for my clients. All of those things put together put me in a unique position to be able to help people.